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Hackers down hundreds of Israeli sites over Gaza

TEL AVIV – Online activist group Anonymous said on Saturday it had downed the websites of dozens of Israeli state agencies and a top bank in protest over the Jewish state’s deadly air assault on Gaza.

The hackers said their operation “OpIsrael” had either damaged or completely erased the sites of more than 650 private and public institutions that included the Bank of Jerusalem — one of the country’s main finance houses.

“Bank of Jerusalem database has been deleted,” the group said in a tweet next to a link to the lender’s non-functioning website.

It also claimed to have briefly downed the foreign ministry website in protest over an alleged Israeli threat to cut the Gaza Strip’s Internet communications.

“For far too long, Anonymous has stood by with the rest of the world and watched in despair the barbaric, brutal and despicable treatment of the Palestinian people in the so called ‘Occupied Territories’ by the Israel Defense Force,” Anonymous said in a statement.

“But when the government of Israel publicly threatened to sever all Internet and other telecommunications into and out of Gaza they crossed a line in the sand.”

The group threatened Israel with the “unbridled wrath of Anonymous” if it went ahead with the Internet cable cut.

Israel’s foreign ministry was not immediately available for comment on the threat, and no reference to the hack attack was made in official government statements on Saturday.

Israel has been pressing an intense aerial assault over the coastal Palestinian enclave as militants from the ruling Hamas movement and other groups have fired hundreds of rockets over the border.

The intensifying stand-off has also played out over the Internet.

Militants have used social networking sites such as Twitter to promise new attacks and take credit for specific strikes.

Meanwhile, Israeli defense officials have used Twitter to provide real-time warnings about incoming rockets and also make direct threats against Hamas.

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  • kismaytami

    I doubt it was the anonymous group who made the attack. hamas is a terrorist organization and they’ve been asked to stop the rocket attacks but still continues. They just deserve to be pounded.

  • GuestUzer

    “Bank of Jerusalem database has been deleted,” the group said in a tweet next to a link to the lender’s non-functioning website.

    No problema.. Bank of Jerusalem will just restore the daily back up file. LOL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/simoun.magaalahas.10 Simoun Magaalahas

    Palestine have no knowledge in this hacking activity maybe Egypt or Iran or neitheir KSA was the responsible for this sabotaging.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUJ2THUKRDEOCO2ZJ7D3E6KGHQ Calvin

    DECEMBER 21, 2012

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  • jolly_baby

    That will be interesting because there is an elite Israeli hacker which happens to be know also as anonymous <something is fishy here>

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WAL4ZHJKGYUVI3C2UZQVAWYO4 Carl

    This will be interesting – Mossad can now target Anonymous. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/oustcorona ILL_HIT_YOUR_FACE

      Exactly… too bad for Anonymous… no more due process.lol

  • macmacus

    israel has right to defends it people. hamas is just using the palestinians to show the world that they are the victims. why the world didnt see the hundreds of missiles launched by hamas? maybe because it was always intercepted by the missile defense system of israel

    • Julio7

      Palestinian has also the right to defend its people from the occupying Israeli forces and from targeted Hamas assassination. Hamas just started the rocket firing to Israel in response of Al-Jabaari’s killing (Hamas Military Chief) who is drafting the peace pact with Israel. But before the assassination, the Israel Defence Force (IDF) had killed a 13-year old Palestinian boy playing football. On November 8, 2012, the Palestinian attacked the IDF post and the response of IDF is by killing Al-Jabaari.
      If Hamas intended to shoot rocket to Israel, they should not wait until their military leader be killed, they can shoot anytime they want but the world is so blind when it come to Israel-Palestinian conflict. The world claimed that Israel has the right to defend itself while Palestine had no right to resist occupation, invasion, subjugation, sea blockage, economic isolation and besiege from Israel.
      Where is our conscience? Is the conscience of Anonymous hacktivist better than those who claimed intellectual and human right advocates but silence on the bombardment of innocent civilian by the mighty Israeli air-force?
      If Palestinian will halt their rocket firing, will Israel cease also their occupation on Gaza?

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